Forum OpenACS Q&A: Re: Problems in installing OpenAcs5.6.0 (Aolserver 4.5,Postgres 8.4,Tcl 8.5,Ubuntu Lucid Lynx)

dear gunalan,

loading the thread library seems to work fine for your, but this is unrelated to the problem with the missing "ns_getform" (no surprise). I am somewhat confused, since apparently you were running the regression tests ok - so my impression was, that you have already solved this configuration riddle.

Since ns_getform is supposed to be loaded at startup from aolserver (YOUR_AOL_SERVER/modules/tcl/form.tcl), my suspicion is that something is wrong with the paths of your aolserver installation (i.e. a aolserver problem, not a openacs problem).

Can it be that you have for some reason YOUR_AOL_SERVER/modules/tcl not installed, or installed at a different place?

-gustaf neumann

Dear Gustaf,

Thanks for your reply...

I have checked the /usr/local/aolserver/modules/tcl directory - form.tcl has been installed correctly as shown below:

guna@hpdv6:/usr/local/aolserver/modules/tcl$ ls -al
total 172
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 2010-08-06 15:13 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2010-07-15 13:42 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8238 2009-12-25 01:20 charsets.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1642 2009-12-25 01:20 compat.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4129 2009-12-25 01:20 debug.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11320 2009-12-25 01:20 fastpath.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2878 2009-12-25 01:20 file.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5671 2009-12-25 01:20 form.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13877 2010-08-06 15:13 https.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10798 2009-12-25 01:20 http.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2206 2009-12-25 01:20 init.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23 2009-12-25 01:20 modlog.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7326 2009-12-25 01:20 nsdb.tcl
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2010-07-10 15:22 nsperm
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2910 2009-12-25 01:20 packages.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1951 2009-12-25 01:20 pools.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3330 2009-12-25 01:20 prodebug.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 410 2009-12-25 01:20 return.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8611 2009-12-25 01:20 sendmail.tcl
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 22151 2009-12-25 01:20 stats.tcl
drwxr-xr-x 95 root root 4096 2010-07-28 14:39 tcllib
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9247 2009-12-25 01:20 util.tcl

In fact there is ns_getform in /var/lib/aolserver/schoolacs/packages/acs-bootstrap-installer/installer/index.tcl.
Line # 302 as shown in the log file does not contain any reference to ns_getform

On futher investigation index.tcl is being sourced from installer.tcl through apm_source proc in 30-apm-load-procs

I noticed that I have commented the Javascript section in the etc/config.tcl , however on seeing that Javascript is being loaded in the index.tcl (i,e. aroun line # 302) , have removed the comments.

I have checked the path and it seems to be fine ...
schoolacs@hpdv6:~$ echo $PATH

I am working on it further though ns_getform still a puzzle....

On second thought do you think it as a wise a idea to set up the data model through acs-kernal-create.sql and try to fire up the OpenAcs...



Maybe you have multiple aolservers on your system, and the one in question does not have this directory.

Concerning ns_getfrom:
/var/lib/aolserver/schoolacs/packages/acs-bootstrap-installer/installer/index.tcl calls ad_page_contract (first line). The definition of ad_page_contract uses ns_getform, which causes the error message.

Javascript is not related to the problem.

by paths, i was referring to the tcl load paths (which can be altered by the environment variable TCLLIBPATH, you should not do that), Check from Tcl the variable $::auto_path (e.g. in the index.tcl file, write out ns_log notice "auto_path $::auto_path".